Best Chairs for Contract Use

We showcase the best

When choosing chairs for a project, a restaurant, bar, lobby area of a hotel etc you have to take a few things into consideration durability, design and flexibility. Whether plastic, wood or metal we choose a selection of the best available –

1. Vitra Vegetal Chair

A distinctive and unique design that took many years to finish and perfect. Vegetal by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and can be stacked up to three chairs high. The chair is manufactured using a highly energy-efficient process and is made from 100% recyclable polyamide.

Vitra Vegetal
Vitra vegetal – organic appearance yet very durable
Vitra vegetal Chairs
Vitra vegetal – great colours
2. HAY About a Chair

Simple Scandinavian design that covers all bases – looks sleek and is very durable. A design that is fast becoming a Design Classic it looks that something familiar but at the same time different. Want a Scandinavian feel in your project then this is the chair for you.

HAY About a Chair
HAY About a Chair perfect mixed with other designs
HAY About a Chair
HAY About a Chair in grey
3. Kartell Masters Chair

A truly unique chair from Philippe Starck. The shell combines 3 classic designs – The Ant Chair, Eiffel Chair and the Tulip chair to make one stunning hybrid. It comes in a range or beautiful matt colours and now shiny gold and silver versions (want to make a statement then these are for you). Stackable, weatherproof and looks great – what more could you want.

Kartell Masters chairs
Kartell Masters chairs – nice colours
Kartell Masters
Kartell Masters in GOLD!!
4. Loft Robin Day Polo Chair

A true Design Classic, the polo chair is perfect fro commercial projects. Suitable for outdoor use and stackable. A very well priced chair that comes in a range of many different shell colours and bases.

Robin Day Polo Chair
Robin Day Polo Chair looking good in this restaurant
Polo Chair's
Polo Chair’s stacked

5. Vitra HAL Chair

The HAL chair by Jasper Morrison is as flexible chair for contract use as you could ever want. Wood base, Plastic shells, fabric covers etc etc you basically choose your own chair making them very flexible for all environments.

HAL chairs in Citizen M Hotel London
HAL chairs in Citizen M Hotel London, image courtesy of Vitra
Vitra HAL Chairs
Vitra HAL – too many to choose from!!!
6. Magis Air Chair

A very well priced chair by Jasper Morrison. Comes in a range of great colours and styles and can be stacked. This light weight chair is made from polypropylene and glass fibre and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Magis Air Chair
Magis Air Chair – stacked
We work closely with architects, designers and specifiers offering comprehensive discounts and an excellent service so why not give our contracts department a try, give Matt a call on 01423 524777

The Team at Cimmermann

Desks for the Home Office

we choose our favourites

With the development in wireless technology the home desk is now a sleek, uncluttered affair. Below are some of our favourites desks for the Home Office –

1. Punt Ernest Desk

A compact size desk that creates a warm, intimate, orderly workspace. The desktop has a nifty storage compartment with an openable flap door for storing your tablet, computer, pencils, paper or desktop mementos. There’s also a stand for resting your tablet/phone up against. The back legs have slots for running up the wires, which are held in the niche under the desktop. Finished in either Oak or Walnut.

Punt Ernest Desk
Beautiful Punt Ernest Desk finished in walnut
Punt Ernest detail
Punt Ernest detail
2. Vitra Home Desk

As graceful as it is decorative: this home desk with its refined, lavishly produced base and understated colours is one of George Nelson’s design classics. Originally conceived as a ladies’ desk, today it has many uses as a small workstation at home. The legs are made from chromed metal tubing, the writing surface is white laminate, the wraparound wooden frame is finished in walnut veneer and the multi-coloured drawer dividers are in plastic.

Vitra Home Desk
Beautiful Vitra Home Desk
Vitra Home Desk
Great mix of colour and walnut – Vitra Home Desk
3. SCP Cedric Desk

The Cedric desk is an exercise in simplicity, refinement and deft detailing. Kay+Stemmer have drawn on all of their Parnham School training to produce a piece that has perfect proportion and reveals a mastery of craftmanship often overlooked in contemporary design. Cedric is made from solid European walnut and features an orange or brown leather top and lined drawers.

SCP Cedric Desk
SCP Cedric desk with an orange leather top
SCP Cedric desk
SCP Cedric desk with brown leather top in a very cool house!
4. HAY Copenhague Desk

A stylish and contemporary desk designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay. It is part of a collection of furniture which has been designed for the University of Copenhagen. The Copenhague Desk is a simple design with an uncomplicated identity. It is both functional and elegant with a clever back screen to prop your tablet against.

HAY Copenhague Desk
HAY Copenhague Desk with clever back Screen
5. Gubi Grossman Desk

This stunning Desk by legendary designer Greta Grossman features 3 drawers, ball feet and is finished in a stunning American Walnut, a real classic. Grossman was highly influenced by European Modernism, which can be seen in the design of this beauty.

Gubi Grossman Desk
Exquisite Grossman Desk
Gubi Grossman Desk
Grossman desk courtesy of – http://gubijournal.com/gubi-and-bang-olufsen/
Hope we have inspired you to create a Home Office of your dreams and you like our choice of favourite desks.

The Team at Cimmermann

Scholten & Baijings

Designers in Focus

Stefan Scholten born in 1972 and Carole Baijings born in 1973 established Scholten & Baijings, Studio for Design, in 2000.

Stefan Scholten is a graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven and Carole Baijings is a self-taught maverick in the design field.
In their designs Scholten & Baijings make use of grids, light effects, colour, transparency, layered patterns with unique and amazing effect. In addition, minimal design and a keen eye for detail characterise their work. The duo has gained international recognition for their graphic designs using a combination of soft pastels and and bright fluorescent colours.

Their work with HAY includes a totally unique range of Bed Linen, rugs, tea towels, glasses and much more.

HAY Minimal Bed Linen
HAY Minimal Bed Linen – a firm favourite at Cimmermann HQ
HAY Minimal Bed Linen
HAY Minimal Bed Linen
HAY Tea Towels by Scholten & Baijings
HAY Tea Towels
HAY Colour Carpet
Love the HAY Colour Carpets, available in 6 different colour combinations
Scholten & Baijings - Geometric Pattern
Geometric pattern with Scholten & Baijings rugs and bedding
Scholten & Baijings for HAY
Image courtesy of Dezeen – glasses by Scholten & Baijings for HAY

For the London Design Festival 2013: they set up a still life depicting a dinner party in progress at the V&A museum for the London Design Festival. They installed a large dining table set for a party of guests in the ornate gilded Norfolk House Music Room in the British Galleries of the V & A museum. Cutlery is skewed, glasses are half full and food is strewn across the table, as if the party is in progress but all the guests have vanished – a quirky concept showing their products in situ and in such a grand setting.

Image courtesy of Dezeen - the Dinner Party
Image courtesy of Dezeen – the Dinner Party
Image courtesy of Dezeen - the Dinner Party by Scholten & Baijings
Image courtesy of Dezeen – the Dinner Party by Scholten & Baijings

Some of their recent design work includes teaming up with Pastoe to produce a stunning range of storage units – Shift.

Pastoe Shift
Pastoe Shift storage, love the pastel colours
Detail of the Pastoe Shift cabinets
Detail of the Pastoe Shift cabinets

If you are interested in the Pastoe range contact Matt or Helen in the showroom on 01423 524777.

Hope you enjoyed our Designer in Focus post, got to say Scholten & Baijings design philosophy is unique and inspiring.

The Team at Cimmermann

Dining Table’s – Our Favourites

top 5 wooden dining tables

A good wooden dining table is a thing of beauty and master craftsmanship. Whether you like a beautifully sleek finish or a more natural one exposing the beauty of raw wood we offer our advice and favourites –

1. e15 Bigfoot Table

The ultimate wooden table – e15 Bigfoot. It has become a real Design Classic since it was designed in 1994 by Philipp Mainzer. During the seasoning of solid wood, the legs form their characteristic cracks, which make every table unique and is considered a characteristic of the table. Bigfoot is a table which will age well and develop its own patina with time and lends itself to both formal and informal dining occasions.

e15 Bigfoot Table
e15 Bigfoot table – a true Design Classic
e15 Bigfoot table
e15 Bigfoot table – close up of the amazing wood

2. Muuto Split Table

With Split, Muuto wanted the table to have an organic expression and to combine a structural solidity with a seemingly more delicate balancing act. The detail of the legs being split and bent has the expression and quality of a skilled cabinet-maker and is likely to become a hallmark of the Split Table. Split Table is a great partner with Muuto Nerd Chair.

Muuto Split table
Muuto Split table with an assortment of Muuto chairs
Muuto Split Table
Lovely pastel shades with the Split Table

3. HAY Copenhague table

The Hay Copenhague Table is a stylish and contemporary table designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay. It is part of a collection of furniture which has been designed for the University of Copenhagen. The Copenhague Table is a simple design with an uncomplicated identity.

Hay Copenhague split table
Hay Copenhague split table
4. Gubi Dining Table

The Gubi Dining Table is a stylishly simple wooden dining table with a real timeless elegance from the designers Komplot. Available in 3 different colours – Oak, Walnut or Black-stained Ash and 3 different shapes – Round, Ellipse and Rectangular. This Gubi Table has a retro/vintage Scandinavian feel to us and looks stunning mixed with a modern chair.

Gubi Ellipse Dining Table
Gubi Ellipse Dining Table with the new Beetle Chair

Gubi Dining Table Round
Gubi Dining Table Round version, love the Ronde suspension lights

5. Tom Dixon Slab table

A solid oak table with a brushed surface finish, available in Black or Natural. Amazingly raw and solid design that highlights the quality and finish of the oak. As with all Tom Dixon‘s designs this oozes timeless appeal yet has such a significant but simple design – we love it!

Tom Dixon Slab Table
Tom Dixon Slab Table – simple timeless design
A good dining table is a big investment but choose wisely and it will last a lifetime.

The Team at Cimmermann

Salone 2014 Milan – Bergamo

This year for the Salone Fair the Cimmermann Team chose to stay in the medieval town of Bergamo.

Choosing to stay in the upper city (Città Alta), surrounded by its Venetian walls that were built in the 17th Century and forms the historic centre of Bergamo. Città Alta is a great place to visit. Its cobbled Italian streets mixed with its designer boutiques – it has something for everyone.
We chose to stay at the Gombit hotel a designer hotel based right in the centre of the old town. Next to the Torre del Gombito, a thirteenth century stone tower,  the hotel is an experimental laboratory and gallery where young artists work together to keep the interiors fresh and alive.

Hotel Gombit Reception
Cool Vespa in the Hotel Gombit reception – Harry wants one!!

We visited the beautiful San Vigilio with its castle , only way to get there is by a really cool funicular. While we were there we visited an amazing restaurant Ristorante Baretto, local food a plenty – the sausage and black bean pasta was exceptional.

View from San Vigilio - amazing!!
View from San Vigilio – amazing!!
Streets of San Vigilo
Streets of San Vigilo

The old squares and piazzas in Bergamo are quintessentially Italian and offer numerous eateries, landmarks to see and places to quench your thirst!

Salone 2014 - Bergamo
Beautiful Church in Bergamo’s main Square
Salone 2014 - Bergamo
Beautiful day in Bergamo!
View from below of the Old Town "Citta Alta" in Bergamo
View from below of the Old Town “Citta Alta” in Bergamo
Cobbled streets of Bergamo
Cobbled streets of Bergamo
Bergamo Boutiques
One of the cool designer boutiques in Bergamo

We would highly recommend a trip to Bergamo, a beautiful and unspoilt gem in Northern Italy, perfect for relaxing before the main Milan Salone show.

Look out for our next Blog Post – Salone 2014 the Fair where we review our favourites and show you some of the amazing new products that were shown.

The Team at Cimmermann including Harry!